Scored some 35 Bergers for my 204 today......


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viking499
May 11, 2014, 10:02 PM
Now I just need some powder. For those of you shooting the 35's, what powder do you recommend?

LGS has some AA2015 on his shelf I might try.

Other choices?

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viking499
May 18, 2014, 09:41 AM
Still looking........

cfullgraf
May 18, 2014, 09:51 AM
In 204 Ruger...

I use CFE223 with 40 grain V-Maxs and 39 grain Blitzkings.

Accurate 2230 with 32 grain V-Maxes.

I may I have used H4895 although I may be remembering using it in 17 Remington. Either way, the itty bitty neck of the cases causes charging difficulties with the stick powders.

viking499
May 18, 2014, 09:46 PM
LGS has some H4895, H322 and AA2015 as of yesterday.

Wonder which would be the best?

cfullgraf
May 18, 2014, 10:14 PM
I checked my reloading records and yes, I have used H4895 in the 204 Ruger. It did well but as I said before, getting it into the case can be a challenge.

H322 will flow better than H4895 into the case and I do not know about AA2015.

Hodgdon's web site shows data for both H4895 and H322.

Western Powder show data for Accurate 2015 with 32 and 39 grain Sierras.

Ifishsum
May 19, 2014, 12:17 AM
I haven't used AA2015 but I have had success with H322 in the .204 so that would be my choice of those given. As was said H4895 will also work but being a longer cut it is a challenge getting it to flow into that small neck.

viking499
May 19, 2014, 06:49 AM
Sounds like all three are good powders, but my two choices seem to be between 322 and 2015.

viking499
May 21, 2014, 09:33 PM
Picked up a pound of 322 today. Will try it when I get a chance and see how it works.

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